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  1. will stevenson

    Eocene seed pod?

    I recently found this on the foreshore of warden point, an Eocene, London clay deposit on the isle of sheppey, it has a woody internal structure that the pics don’t really show and it is kind of symmetrical, is it a seed pod, thanks
  2. Greetings, y'all. Its been a busy summer. No time to post much here, but I did get out quite a few times this year, even though I successfully turned 60 years old this summer. Let's see what happened in my little world last weekend. During a May trip, I went to one of my usual hunting areas in southwestern Wyoming where I have collected mammal, croc, fish, and turtle fossils from the Bridger Fm over the past two decades. There is a lot more terrain out there for me to explore so I decided to check out a new area a few miles further down the two-track. Here is a photo of where I ended up
  3. A projection of rain in the forecast for Saturday caused me to change my plans at the last minute and venture a little further west than I had initially planned and hoped to go. Since I had not yet visited Whiskey Bridge since moving to Texas at the beginning of September I decided that it posed as a nice alternative, especially when trying to decide on Friday night where to go the following morning. Plus this way I could also collect some petrified wood in College Station. This petrified wood is from the Late Middle Eocene Yegua Formation and is absolutely abundant in the Bryan-College Statio
  4. Al Dente

    Eocene NC Trip

    I took the day off and went fossil hunting yesterday at a Castle Hayne Formation exposure. I haven't been to this site in almost a decade. I've been wanting to get some matrix from the site so I can sift for microfossils, so that was the purpose of the trip. Here are some photos of fossil seen. The most abundant echinoid at this site is Eurhodia rugosa ideali, there are hundreds here. Other echinoids are scarce. Here are a couple E. rugosa ideali.
  5. will stevenson

    Bracklesham bay 10/10/21

    My best trip for a while, thought you might like to see what I found on this beautiful morning some in situ shots some matrix I collected to look through at home ! my finds 1.inverts 2. ray (myliobatis mostly) bits 3. fish bits 4. Strange bit of scute? 5. turtle bone 6. myliobatis tail spine 7. my first pachygaleus lefevrei:) 8. my first very rare squatina prima (one of the rarest teeth at bracklesham) 9. first odontaspis winkleri 10. physogaleus secun
  6. I_gotta_rock

    Coprolite lovers, Help!

    Serious, experienced replies, please! This 0.5 cm long object is attached to a broken coprolite from the Eocene/Oligocene of NW Nebraska. Trying hard to figure it out. Wrong twexture for a tooth and it doesn't look like a seed, either. I have a guess, but right now a guess is all I have. Any coprolite specialists out there? I know the pictures could be better, but I don't have a microscope out here in the field.
  7. Hi There, I've nibbled at the edges of fossil prep for several years but I'm finally getting settled and have some spare time. Most of my finds originally were from Georgia and South Carolina and rarely needed any preparation beyond gentle cleaning. My mailbox finds from Kazakhstan however are caked in Kansas-esque soft silt/clay/chalky matrix, so I attempted to clean one of my larger parcels from the Eocene using a pin vice and eventually a Dremel tool and various brushes. The bone is very hard and well mineralized and is only brittle in some small isolated spots. The
  8. I found the below partial jaw with two molars several years ago in the Eocene Nanjemoy Formation of Virginia and donated it to the Smithsonian Institution. Dr. Ken Rose studied the jaw and wrote a paper on it which was just published on-line by the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. With Covid it took a bit longer to get the paper on this jaw written and published. Here is the paper citation: Kenneth D. Rose, Jonathan M. G. Perry, Kristen A. Prufrock & Robert E. Weems (2021): Early Eocene Omomyid from the Nanjemoy Formation of Virginia: First Fossil Primate from the Atlantic Coastal Pl
  9. fossil_lover_2277

    Moroccan Eocene shark teeth and jaw bone

    I recently purchased some more Moroccan fossils, including several shark teeth...I tried IDing them on my own, here are my guesses (scale is in inches; 1 inch = 2.5 cm), am I close? I don’t have much experience IDing Eocene teeth, so I’m not sure. Thanks!!! 1. Otodus obliquus 2. Cretolamna appendiculata 3. Cretolamna aschersoni 4. Striatolamia macrota 5. Jaekelotodus spp. 6. Brachycarcharias atlasi 7. Tooth I have no idea on (had cusps but they bro
  10. Hi Everyone. I was fortunate to be able to take a weeklong vacation trip the week of Labor Day, my fourth since I began collecting fossils. I wanted to visit friends and family and do some collecting. I was able to do all of that. It was busy, but there was also some quality relaxation time. It proved to be a good break. I flew into the Denver airport, rented a car and drove to Colorado Springs where I was invited to stay with my second cousin and her family. Next morning I was on my way to Florissant Fossil Quarry. I've known about Florissant for over 50 years and over 40 years ag
  11. I am a complete novice to everything fossil-related. My family found an awesome fossilized asterotrygon on a huge beautiful slab with a couple of knightia. (That's my research talking.} I see that the overwhelming majority recommend butvar in a solvent, so that is my plan. It seems that all the posts refer to brushing it on. It seems, to me, like this would displace the tiny bones. ? I was assuming that spraying it on would be better. Could someone give me some advice on that? Also, I don't want the slab to split (it certainly has several splits on the edges.) Do I just apply the butvar
  12. From the album: Fossil Amber from Around the World

    1.2 gram amber from Tiger Mountain, King County, WA. Smaller inclusions consist mostly of slightly darker, congealed resin positioned along natural flow lines; this feature is by far most commonly seen among the Indonesian ambers. The few large, dark masses are botanical debris. Image taken under approx. 10x magnification with a Belomo Triplet loupe. This amber is middle to late Eocene in age (about 41.3-33.9 Ma), and comes from coal seams along the boundary between the upper Tukwila/lower Renton Formations.

    © Kaegen Lau

  13. From the album: Fossil Amber from Around the World

    Two exceptionally fluorescent pieces of amber from Tiger Mountain, King County, WA. These were illuminated with a 140 lumen LED penlight, not a long wave UV light; this is a surprising feature for amber of this locality, as blue amber is only well-documented to come from the Dominican Republic, Indonesia, and Chiapas. This amber is middle to late Eocene in age (about 41.3-33.9 Ma), and comes from coal seams along the boundary of the upper Tukwila/lower Renton Formations.

    © Kaegen Lau

  14. From the album: Fossil Amber from Around the World

    9.2g amber from Tiger Mountain, King County, WA. This amber is middle to late Eocene in age (about 41.3-33.9 Ma), and comes from coal seams along the boundary of the upper Tukwila/lower Renton Formations.

    © Kaegen Lau

  15. Top Trilo

    Fossilized Florissant Feathers?

    Just as it says in the title, are these feathers from the Eocene Florissant Formation of Colorado. Or are they plant parts. They both are about 9mm long, 1/3 of an inch. Thanks for your help.
  16. Praefectus


    From the album: Prae's Collection (REMPC)

    REMPC P0030 Fossil Leaf Eocene Black Mine Road, Allenby Formation Princeton, British Columbia, Canada
  17. oilshale

    Eurohippus messelensis

    From the album: Vertebrates

    Eurohippus messelensis (Propalaeotherium messelense) Haupt 1925 Eocene Lutetian Messel near Darmstadt Germany Length 62cm / 24" in foal, some of the bones belong to a fetus This DAWN HORSE is comparable in age and size to the one found in Kemmerer (Eohippus or Hyracotherium)
  18. historianmichael

    Castle Hayne ID Help

    I am hoping to get help identifying some invertebrates that I found in the Eocene Castle Hayne Limestone. Most are bivalve internal molds. I have seen the first colloquially called a sponge, but I am not sure that identification is correct. The only reference with plates I could find online for the Castle Hayne was Kellum's Professional Paper 143 from 1926, but it is dated and most descriptions only included a genus. If you know of another reference that is better, please let me know. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you so much! #1 #2 #3
  19. I need some help. From my new pit location. Eocene Castle Hayne Formation, Comfort Member. A partial Marine Mammal? tooth with root. Archeocete? Sirinean? PPinned? @Boesse @Al Dente @siteseer
  20. oilshale

    Blochius longirostris Volta 1796

    Taxonomy according to fossilworks.org. Emended family diagnosis according to Fierstine and Monsch, 2009, p. 129: "Praemaxillaries joined into a pointed rostrum. Shape througout length unknown, but one seemingly round cross-section reported below. Rostrum usually longer than the lower jaw (when rostrum and lower jaws are nearly equal in length, the distal rostrum may not have been preserved). Twenty-four elongate vertebrae without neural spines (except for the last few caudals). Two vertebrae in caudal complex. Height of dorsal fin greater than greatest depth of body. " Emended specie
  21. Hello again to all of you guys , I´m in a huge need oh help to ID some mollusks of south central Chile. Currently these are storaged in the vault of a local university. I know taht the fossils in the images are not in the best conditions, but the outcrop itself sadly has been seriously reworked by a bulldozer machinery (they may be a little bit flattened). At least to a family or genus level ID should be nice considering how they actually are. The beds should be of the Miocene to Pliocene. But also theres a very minor chance of being from the middle to upper Eocene. Th
  22. Well my little Eocene Castle Hayne Formation pit has coughed up another amazing Hexanchus agassizi tooth. That is 3 very nice rooted ones in about 4 months. Here it is. I also found this really nice Macrorhyzodus americana the same day Here is a sampling of other teeth and such from there. These are not from the same day, I have not cleaned the rest of the finds from that day yet.
  23. acetabular

    Horse Metapodial

    A presumed horse metapodial from the Eocene sediments of the Big Horn Basin (Wyoming). Post some other things from here as well, but was wondering if anyone could narrow down this ID. Thanks!
  24. Dr. Stephen Godfrey, the Curator of Paleontology at the Calvert Marine Museum, has a special interest in bones and coprolites with bite marks. I recently found the below fish coprolite (20 mm length) with bite marks in the Eocene, Nanjemoy Formation of Virginia and donated it to the Calvert Marine Museum. Some bite marks are infilled with Pyrite. It is by far the nicest example of a fish coprolite with bite marks that I’ve seen from the Eocene, Nanjemoy Formation of Virginia (I’ve collected over 50,000 fish coprolites (shark, ray and bony fish) from the Nanjemoy Formation over the last 25
  25. Here are some pics of a tooth I found. I originally thought it might be a eocene sea cow tusk piece. I sent some pics to @Boesse and he believed it to be a ta first premolar of an archeocete whale. So wow! The same day I found the last Hexanchus I also found this fragment of an archeocete tooth. This pit has been amazing!! Also here is a very cool stingray barb. It is the part where it attaches to the body of the ray.
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